When did automation begin to emerge in the pool and spa environment? This question and more are addressed in the book, “Fathers of Invention”. Released in 2017 by the son of the inventor of the first automatic pool cleaner, Andrew L. Pansini. The pool cleaner was invented one afternoon in the late 1950’s by Andrew L. Pansini while cleaning around his Marin County home pool when the garden hose fell into the pool.

“Fathers of invention” is an American dream story. A long time Jandy and Zodiac veteran, Vance Gillette, called the work a “A fascinating book that captures the entrepreneurial spirit and vision of an all American family dynasty”